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How anyone in the U.S. could complain about more job possibilities here is beyond me. Yes, they will just be assembled in the U.S. and not fully made here, but that doesn't matter. I'd rather pay a little more and support America getting more jobs, than pay a little less and have all the jobs sent overseas, because right now those are our only options.
And seeing as the majority of people that complain about Apple here, continually say they won't buy Apple products no matter what, this doesn't hurt you one bit now does it?
I know in Virginia Beach right now, it's dang hard to find a reliable job that will keep you on longer than a month until they have to cut pay or even fire people ( and when you're new on a job, unless you've made a great impression, the new guy is always the first to go ).

"They" complained when Apple "only" donated $2.5 million to charity. I'm pretty sure "they" will complain about this as well.
   
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Funny how people say o if its made/assembled in america i will pay more to buy it. But then again everyone here is always looking for the cheapest deal on computer parts. SMH
 
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A lot of iMacs are already made in the USA, most are obviously still made in Asia obviously but mine is one of the Made in USA ones so obviously they've been testing the possibility of moving manufacturing back here for a while.

It's actually becoming much cheaper to produce stuff here than it used to be, I've been reading a lot about a possible return to manufacturing in the US as third world countries' wages rise and shipping costs aren't exactly falling, either. There is already a trend of companies who outsourced production coming back here and I think it's great.
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A lot of iMacs are already made in the USA, most are obviously still made in Asia obviously but mine is one of the Made in USA ones so obviously they've been testing the possibility of moving manufacturing back here for a while.
It's actually becoming much cheaper to produce stuff here than it used to be, I've been reading a lot about a possible return to manufacturing in the US as third world countries' wages rise and shipping costs aren't exactly falling, either. There is already a trend of companies who outsourced production coming back here and I think it's great.

The shipping is what is hurting things the most I bet...a co-worker of mine just checked the tracking on his iPad mini...and it is still in China, but yet is scheduled for delivery on 12/10. Jet fuel isn't all that cheap any more. The cost to fly it over is probably getting close to what US workers would be willing to work for...and I think that number is decreasing as well. A lot of people are taking jobs for a good deal less than people would have a few years ago. I am so worried that I am one of them. In the interview my boss asked me what I wanted for a salary and he game it to me...no negotiating. Heh, makes me think I went to low.
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Just so you guys know Made in USA does not mean better quality. In reality it means nothing. Made in Germany or Made in Japan that means something. Who do you think works in factories? Low class citizens (sorry if offensive) Mostly immigrants and people with no education. They are not going to make a better high quality product. Jobs is a good thing and thats the only positive thing.
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Just so you guys know Made in USA does not mean better quality. In reality it means nothing. Made in Germany or Made in Japan that means something. Who do you think works in factories? Low class citizens (sorry if offensive) Mostly immigrants and people with no education. They are not going to make a better high quality product. Jobs is a good thing and thats the only positive thing.

Don't you mean commercially educated technician who's been out of work for the last 6 months to run the robots at a reduced pay?
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Just so you guys know Made in USA does not mean better quality. In reality it means nothing. Made in Germany or Made in Japan that means something. Who do you think works in factories? Low class citizens (sorry if offensive) Mostly immigrants and people with no education. They are not going to make a better high quality product. Jobs is a good thing and thats the only positive thing.

In reality, it means more jobs in the US for a US company, which is something I can get behind.
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Good to see there's going to be a Made in the USA line.
There will for sure be a price premium. The question is, how much?

Better question should be WHY?

The Apple profit on their China made stuff is already outrageous.
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Wait, so we WANT apple to not make stuff in the US of A? I don't think I like that idea...
 
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Apple decides to make plant in USA
Builds plant to be automated requiring 10% of the workforce of the Chinese plant.
Under pays the few works that actually works there.
Saves money not shipping the products overseas.
Sells product for more then the Chinese model even though they spent less getting it into your hands.
Profit

I see nothing wrong with this rolleyes.gif
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